NYAC – Black History Month – BBHMRC (Bitch Better Have My Reparations Check) Edition

Happy Black History Month (Black Fist Emoji)! In this episode we explore how Black History is celebrated in different parts of the world; discuss differences between BHM celebrations in the US vs UK; share the things we learnt thanks to BHM; shoutout some of our black heroes: Lewis Howard Latimer, Madam C.J. Walker, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin and Toussaint Louverture; and demand our fucking reparations from white people.

Resources:
• Excerpt from Edward Baptist’s The Half Has Never Been Told – hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/11/19/slav…economy-baptist
• BBC’s Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners – www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b063db18
• PBS’s Black in Latin America – www.pbs.org/wnet/black-in-latin-america/about/

What we are currently watching/reading/listening to:
• Rihanna’s ANTI Album
• Mat Johnson’s Loving Day
• HBO’s Game of Thrones
• Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You

Show was mixed by Ifeoluwa Olokode, and theme music is “Ayo” by the über talented Femi Leye

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